Improving the Safety of Women and Girls on Public Transport

  • Taft, Angela J. (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Kalms, Nicole (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bawden, Gene (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Matthewson, Gill (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hooker, Leesa (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Forsdike, Kirsty (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Henry, Nicola (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The rape and murder of La Trobe University student Aiia Masaarwe is a tragic reminder of the important issue of safety on public transport for women and girls.
This proposal invests $~687K for a three phase, collaborative, multi-agency and multi-university action research and evaluation project to enhance women and girls’ safety on public transport. This seeks to use the 86 tram as a ‘living laboratory’ to investigate key factors that influence traveller behaviours, women’s safety and perceptions of safety across the whole tramway’s journey, from origin to destination.
Effective start/end date22/08/1931/12/20